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Old 06-22-2004, 08:50 PM   #1
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Question 2.5 RS struts for '02 WRX??

This may be a dumb question, so I apologize in advance. Will the struts from an '01 RS fit an '02 WRX? I may buy these struts with koni inserts if they will fit.

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Old 06-22-2004, 11:56 PM   #2
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...They may FIT, but will they fit RIGHT....NO.
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Old 06-23-2004, 08:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I'll have to find a set specific to the WRX then.
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Old 06-23-2004, 01:19 PM   #4
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fronts yes
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:19 PM   #5
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They'll fit fine, just use the strut tops for your car and not the GC8, my H&R coilovers were on a '02 wrx before I bought them, used my own strut tops, no problems.
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If you change the strut tops, it should work. I can't remember if the height/length of the strut was different in the rear though...
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Jaxx is on the money. The fronts are the same as for the '02 WRX, but not the rear struts. Would new strut tops or camber bolts enable the rears to fit, or would it be a cleaner install with WRX specific struts?
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:24 AM   #8
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I can say from experience that WRX struts will NOT fit a GC8 properly, so I would assume that the reverse is also true.

I bought a take-off set of inverted struts with springs from a 2002 WRX with assurance from the vendor that they would fit "seamlessly" on my 2000 RS with a simple swap of the rear tophats. They don't! The angles of the spring seats on the struts are completely different.

Uncle Scotty is correct. They will physically "fit" with some force and creativity (believe me, we tried), but they will certainly not be "right".

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